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Cotic Jeht Steel Trail Bike Gets a Gen2 Evolution Made in the UK

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution, complete
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Cotic updates their best-selling Jeht mountain bike with a subtle gen2 overhaul that sees the trail bike become a more refined all-rounder. Plus, it’s now UK-made of Reynolds steel recycled in the UK. Without changing travel, Cotic calls this new 140/150mm Jeht their “Goldilocks bike: Not too little, not too much. Juuuuuust right.”

Cotic Jeht v2 steel 140mm trail bike, mostly made in the UK

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, riding
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The do-it-all trail Jeht is built to be versatile for however you ride. With 140mm of rear wheel travel, riders can pick from either a full 29er setup or a mixed wheel 27.5/29″ mullet to suit their riding style. And you can either match the rear with 140mm of fork travel, or slacken out the bike by about a half a degree with 150mm forks to tackle steeper, more technical terrain.

All-day singletrack rideability, yet still confident to head further afield for a bit more backcountry all-mountain riding.

A more sustainable mountain bike

Cotic admits that the changes to the gen2 Jeht are a “subtle evolution”.

Now making the Reynolds 853 front triangle in the UK at Five Land Bikes dramatically reduces the carbon footprint of the bike. Reynolds’ own environmental impact report breaks down why steel is such a sustainable bike-building material. But beyond that, according to Cotic, “by making the Jeht Gen2 in the UK, the front end materials travel 12,000 miles less than they would have, and cuts out one airfreight leg as well. Reynolds steel is also made from 100% recycled raw material. So, not only does steel give awesome ride feel, traction and performance when you’re on the trail, it’s also the material that’s kindest on our planet to make the frame from.” Read more in Cotic’s own Sustainability Statement, here.

What’s new?

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, trailside

That evolution didn’t mess much with geometry that already worked well. But Cotic did drop the bottom bracket height 6mm for even more stability, and better cornering grip. It also effectively raises frame Stack at least that same distance since the fork didn’t change. The result gives riders a more comfortable, more confident position and weight balance on the updated trail bike.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, new BB strut makes frame stiffer

Like the other latest FlareMAX & RocketMAX bikes, the new Jeht also takes advantage of a stiffer, stronger 853 HD downtube. And with no extra weight penalty. There’s even a new bracing tube between the down & seat tubes just above the main pivot that boosts frame stiffness AND long-term durability.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, DropLink suspension

The new Cotic Jeht 2 does tweak the suspension a bit, as well. It’s still a DropLink faux-bar design – a linkage-driven single pivot. But the new Jeht refines shock travel, with “increased progression across all sizes, which improves sensitivity and grip around the sag point, with larger sizes getting a more progressive kinematic to improve support for heavier riders“.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updated geometry

Rider fit also improves, adding a 5th intermediate size – now C1-C5 instead of S-XL. That means smaller, more consistent steps based on frame Reach. And shorter seattube lengths for the 3 middle sizes give more riders more choice, plus longer travel dropper options.

Tech details

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, airtime

Numbers-wise, the OG Jeht’s LongShot geometry is mostly unchanged. The 64.5° headtube angle, steep seat angle, and rear center length are unchanged. (OK, technically the chainstays are 1mm longer at 448mm, now.)

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, headtube & front triangle made-in-UK

In the days of integration, the new Cotic Jeht 2.0 sticks with a straight 44mm headtube for an external headset and tapered steerer fork. It keeps cables routed outside where they are easy to access and manage, with modular clamps down the top of the downtube. Plus of course, internal routing into the seattube for the dropper seatpost.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, rear edn made in Taiwan

The Cotic Jeht gen 2 pairs a custom-drawn UK-made Reynolds 853 steel front triangle to a 6066-T6 aluminum rear end welded in Taiwan. CNC linkages and small parts are also all UK-made now, too. As is all painting and assembly. The new Jeht features a BSA threaded bottom bracket, ISCG05 tabs, integrated Cotic top chain guide, Boost spacing with a Syntace X-12 thru-axle, IS rear brake, and 31.6mm seatpost diameter. And there’s a max 29 x 2.5″tire clearance.

Cotic Jeht v2 – Pricing, options & availability

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, dropping in

The new Cotic Jeht Gen2 is available starting today. Mid-sized C2 & C3 frames are in stock right away, with others available “very soon”. A big part of that is the new UK production. That means even when frames are out of stock, Cotic expects to get them back again in a meter of weeks, not months. Cotic assembles all bikes in-house to order, one at a time in the UK. That means you can get pretty much whatever you want (for a price). But it also means it takes a bit of time to build up your dream bike.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, frameset details

New Jeht 2.0 frameset pricing start from £2200 / $2420 /2050€ including a RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock – with a build & tune Cotic assures is on par with Deluxe Ultimate, simply minus some external adjusters. And there are plenty of other shock options available if you are looking for something else.

Complete customizable mountain bike builds

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, Silver

Complete Jeht 2.0 bike build prices start from just £4225 / $4380 /4000€. That gets Bronze with Shimano SLX drivetrain & wheels, Deore brakes, and RockShox Revelation/Deluxe suspension. Silver goes for the same drivetrain & brakes, but upgrades to Hunt wheels and a RockShox Pike Ultimate + Cane Creek Air IL shock combo for £5075 / $5240 /4840€. Cotic calls Silver the “Thinking Riders’ Build” with trusted drivetrain, but top-tier suspension and a great deal on wheels.

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, Gold

Of course, you can always go for Gold too. Those builds get either Shimano XT or SRAM GX mechanical, combined with Cane Creek HELM / Air IL suspension. From £5575 / $5745 / 5300€, you top that off with Hope wheels and small parts in the ano color of your choice. Or even the option to upgrade to Hope brakes & stem, too. Platinum was the previous top from £7000 / $7180 / 6650€, with a full Hope, XTR & premium suspension combo.

But now, Cotic is also letting you go for a Jeht Works tier. That’s pretty much all you can dream of from £8000 / $8187 / 7600€. For that you get XTR combined with an ultralight Garbaruk cassette, full matching Hope wheels, brakes & finishing kit, plus Fox Factory Float X and Lyrik Ultimate suspension. (Note: all USD & EUR prices are based on current exchange rates, shipping rates, and removal of UK VAT for export.)

2023 Cotic Jeht v2 steel and alloy 140mm trail mountain bike brings subtle evolution updates, cornering

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Jason DW
Jason DW
7 months ago

Ill take the XTR cassette,thank you. While the Garbaruk is alright. The XTR is a million times better and worth the marginal weight gain.

Deputy Dawg
Deputy Dawg
7 months ago

Lovely looking bike in so many regards.

Why do most of the mfgs of “cool” steel bikes seem to hate water bottle users?!

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